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Trinity Mirror PLC
01 August 2003


Trinity Mirror plc (the "Company") has today received notification that two of
its executive directors have today purchased shares in the Company.

Mrs Sly Bailey, Chief Executive, has purchased 10,000 ordinary 10p shares at a
consideration of 481p per share. As a result of this transaction her total
beneficial holding in the Company is 10,000 shares representing less than .01%
of the issued share capital of the Company. In addition she holds an option over
505,689 shares.



Mr Vijay Vaghela, Group Finance Director, has purchased 5,000 ordinary 10p
shares at a consideration of 481p per share representing less than .01% of the
issued share capital of the Company. As a result of this transaction his total
beneficial holding in the Company is 6,155 shares representing less than .01% of
the issued share capital of the Company. In addition he holds options over
46,007 shares.


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